In About Barcelona we have information of things that are happening in the city, events, fairs, congresses, or popular events that will take place together with Festivals and Concerts, Sporting Events and Art Exhibitions. Also information on interesting places to vist and what we like to call our favourite places, museums and outdoor sculptures. And if you are interested, we can provide your Barcelona Accommodation for your stay during the events, congresses or Festivals you are willing to participate.
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Sporting Events > Athletics
The Barcelona Half Marathon, the first long distance race held in the city each year, in its 21st edition will take place this year on January 30th on the distance of 21.097 km, certified by the Royal Spanish Athletic Federation (RFEA), with the start and end on the Passeig Lluis Companys.
The Barcelona Half Marathon is the opening event in a series of Barcelona races open to all runners, and it is also used as preparation for the Barcelona Marathon that will take place in March.
As in all races of this type, the start has been divided into sections in function of the best official Half...
Art and Culture > Barcelona Highlights
Of all the streets of Barcelona, with no doubt, the most popular one is the Ramblas (Les Rambles in Catalan or Las Ramblas in Spanish).
Going down from Plaça Catalunya (nerve centre of the city) to Columbus Monument at the Port Vell (Old Port) and with the addition in the 90s of the wooden walkway into the Harbour to connect with the Maremagnum (a Mall with the Barcelona Aquarium and the Imax theatre closed by in the middle of the old port) or up from the Port Vell to Plaça Catalunya this long stroll with different names (Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels...
Fairs and Congresses > Fairs
Barcelona Contemporary Art at the Drassanes Reials, May 2007
A long list of more than 40 galleries will attend to this new contemporary art fair in Barcelona from different countries of Europe, United Sates, Canada, Brazil, China and Japan. The selection committee for this first year of Swab has well known names as Leo Konig (from Leo Koenig Inc, New York), Marta Moriarty (from Vacío 9, Madrid) and Fred London (from Fred London, UK). These galleries will bring well-known contemporary artists and also the new names that emerge and have never presented their works in Spain.